Monday Nightmare: Rice sinks Faulk

The first round of the playoffs for the NFL.com magazine league came down to the final moments for fantasy editor Michael Fabiano and Marshall Faulk. And it was one for the ages.

The future Hall of Famer was trailing by six points at the start of Monday’s games, but had Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw going against Ravens RB Ray Rice. Faulk took a lead behind Bradshaw’s 17.50 points. But a nice reception from Rice put Fabiano over the top, 84.42 to 84.06. Only a recount and stat recalculation can save Faulk’s season.

And the thing that will haunt Faulk during the entire offseason will be starting Saints WR Robert Meachem over Patriots RB Danny Woodhead.

It also warrants mentioning, that NFL.com fantasy preview editor Jim Gigliotti outscored both Fabiano and Faulk, but ran into a juggernaut, run by yours truly.

In the NFL Network talent league, Nick Bakay knocked off Jason La Canfora after that pick six by the Ravens. La Canfora was up by four points until then. Tough break for La Canfora who was the top-ranked team coming out of the draft.

So those of you who lost last night, you are not alone. Share your story. Consider the comments section your therapy couch. You will feel better once you share.

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